What Kind of Skin Cream Works for Dogs With Scabs on the Skin?

Scabs on a dog's skin can be caused by dry, flaky skin; by insect bites or even by infection. Applying a cream or lotion to your dog's scab can help relieve any itching and pain she is experiencing.

Topical Spray

Topical sprays, which are typically prescribed by veterinarians following a checkup, can help heal scabs on a dog's skin caused by hot spots, flea bites and dry skin.

Aloe Vera

Skin cream containing aloe vera can be used to relieve a dog's dry skin and to heal scabs. Rub the cream into your dog's skin sparingly and watch to make sure he does not try to ingest it.

Neem Oil

Look for a cream containing neem oil, which soothes the skin of both dogs and humans. Apply the cream to the dog's scab to relieve itching and encourage healing.

Hydrocortisone Cream

Apply hydrocortisone cream to your dog's scab to speed up healing and relieve your dog's discomfort. Only use a hydrocortisone cream on your dog if advised by your vet.

Vitamins B and E

Vitamins B and E bring relief to a dog with dry, itchy skin. Use lotion containing one or the other, or even both, on your dog's scab.

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Writing since 2009, Catherine Hiles is a British writer currently living Stateside. Her articles appear on websites covering topics in animal health and training, lifestyle and more. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Chester in the United Kingdom.